2018 Presenters

The Following Presenters will be at the 2017 Symposium; bios and photos will be added where only names appear.




ANANDHA RAY

Anandha Ray
has dedicated over 30 years to the study and creation of dance. She has produced over 300 concerts and choreographed more dances than she can count. She directed Moving Arts Dance on critically acclaimed international tours as an ambassador for the US Embassy and has received citations from the US Senate and the CA Assembly, has been inducted into the Womens Hall of Fame and as an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. She has 2 masters degrees in dance and she has served as the Chairperson/Director of University and College Dance Programs, a Studio/Theater, and a renown Community Dance Program. And now… she has created a form of dance called Shamanic Fusion Dance.

Ray has created Quimera Tribe, a growing community of Shamanic Fusion Dancers who enjoy creating and participating in a wide variety of events throughout the year. Anandha teaches teachers to teach unique classes that she developed. Through a form called Shamanic Fusion Dance we teach Tribal Secrets. These secrets are revealed in a teaching methodology Anandha created called Intuitive Technique. Another form that is taught in Anandha’s teaching methodology is called Waking Dreams and is a form that opens one’s ability to perform with authentic emotional expressiveness. Anandha CREATED the forms of teaching dance listed above, and she teaches many other classes as well. She has two Master of Arts degrees from UCLA (Dance Choreography with a second major in Kinesiology and a second masters degree in Dance Movement Therapy) and her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education from ASU. She is a priestess in the Temple of Isis and Fellowship of Isis.

After spending 30 years as a professional choreographer, Anandha now choreographs on:

--Professional companies
--Universities
--International festival groups
--Her own community group called Quimera Tribe

Performances are ongoing throughout the year, and throughout the world. Several times a year Anandha offers retreats and immersions. These can be from 2-day immersions to weeklong retreats that are offered internationally. However, annual recurring retreats and immersions occur in Northern California, Southern California and Mexico. For more information, visit Anandharay.com


ANNIE WATERS

A child of nature, Since 1970, Annie Waters has been called and immersed in service to the Goddess, organizing events and sharing her teachings of the Moon Circle, Sweat Lodge, Chants and Talking Circles, and a day-long Goddess Festival in Topanga, CA in 1984.

In 1985 Annie began making Goddess Image jewelry, and her avid studies of Sacred Sites and the Ancient Divine Feminine became the background for her artistic work and business. In order to better serve and share these images, She continued to learn about the Goddess all over the world, and over and over has discovered Her to be the same Lady of 10,000 Names. Annie still creates sacred imagery in the context of her ongoing business - Ancient Circles Designs, and Open Circle, Inc.

Annie joined the Church of All Worlds in 1989, and began studying ritual form and the possibility of bridging the world of private group ritual and sacred public ritual-theater. She was privileged to learn from some of the great ritualists of our time – Anodea Judith, Oberon and Morning Glory Zell, and many others who came through the Church Gatherings. Annie was honored to be chosen as May Queen for the Isis Oasis Heretics Circle in 2000, and in that year created a number of rituals and sacred theater pieces for that group, still doing so annually. In October of 2002, she was Ordained in the Fellowship of Isis and the Temple of Isis as "Priestess of Brigit – the Multi-tasking Rainbow Goddess of the New Millennium". It was a pilgrimage to Brigit that took Annie to Ireland in 1992- meeting Lady Olivia Robertson, founder of the Fellowship of Isis - for the first time.

She has danced as Priestess of the Goddess in Her many names, in theater and ritual…Brigit, Inanna, Pele, Kali Ma, Hecate, Persephone, Saraswati, Hathor and Sophia. She now uses wonderful masks for these dances, handmade unique art pieces by Lauren Raine – their presence is a blessing for our entire Goddess community here in California.

Annie has a B.S. degree in nutrition, chemistry and biology from Michigan State University, and has continued to study and use nutritional and herbal healing to this day. Her other spiritual studies have included Crystal Healing, Chakra Balancing, the Lakota Pipe way, Hatha Yoga since 1970, a black belt in Aikido, and the close-up study of Grand parenting – Annie’s most favorite of all… To learn more about Annie, and read an extended bio, visit: http://www.ancientcircles.com/anniesbio.html


ARISA VICTOR, AKA GRANNY RAINBOW

Arisa Victor has forty-five years of daily immersion in the mystical Cabala as presented by her beloved teachers, Paul Foster Case and Jason Lotterhand. She is the author of High School Astrology, High Magic, and creator of The Spoken Cabala. Currently, Arisa is writing two more books on Tarot. As a priestess of Isis since 1977, she offers a heart-centered, feminine understanding of Ageless Wisdom. Having delved deeply into Tarot, Astrology, and Alchemy, Lady Arisa delights in sharing these sacred teachings, which are presided over by Isis, Goddess of Magic and Mystery. To learn more about Arisa, visit her website.



AVILYNN PWYLL

A Temple of Isis and Fellowship of Isis Priestess, Avilynn Pwyll has worked extensively with the Church of All Worlds, is a Registered Nurse, and life-long healer.









CAROLINA AMOR

Rev. Carolina Amalia Amor is the Presiding Priestess of Circulo de Isis, an international Lyceum devoted to the Goddess Isis of 10,000 Names. It currently has over 2000 members. She was ordained Priestess Hierophant and ArchDruidess by Lady Olivia Robertson. Carolina is a psychic medium and she guides her community everyday with her messages. She is also the founder of Tienda Roja, a virtual Red Tent for Spanish speaking women who are looking for information on how to create a red tent in the9ir countries, as well as participate in a women-only community.


DETRACI REGULA

deTraci Regula has been a student of the sacred sciences since childhood, and explores the mystical through writing, travel, and art. After the passing of Lady Loreon Vigne, she became the Executive Director of the Temple of Isis and Isis Oasis Sanctuary, continuing the work and legacy of the late Archpriestess. An Archpriestess in the Temple of Isis and Fellowship of Isis, she is the author of The Mysteries of Isis and the creator of the Sacred Scarab Oracle She has been a Priestess of Isis with the Fellowship of Isis since 1983 and has traveled, with sistrum in hand, to sacred sites around the world. She is also the publisher for Isis House Books.




DRAGONFLY ADULARIA


Dragonfly Adularia is a gifted Priest in the Temple of Isis and Fellowship of Isis, as well as a masterful energy worker, highly skilled at VortexHealing®. He is the owner of Aruna Bliss, offering extensive services in Massage, VortexHealing®, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Meditation, Magical Awakening, Group Healing and Weddings. A true Wizard, Dragonfly works responsibly and powerfully to ensure the best and most positive manifestations and healings.




KASEY CONDER

Kasey Conder is the founder of the Temple of Isis Utah and Fellowship of Isis Utah, which has held monthly Goddess rituals and Fellowship of Isis Liturgy Circles since 2008. Kasey was the head organizer for Isis Fest, which hosted many renowned international priestesses like Olivia Robertson and Loreon Vigne.

Kasey is an ordained Priest of Isis, Heirophant, ArchDruid, Grand Knight Commander and ArchPriest in the Fellowship of Isis. He also actively creates and maintains shrines to the Goddess and her beloved, in addition to organizing continuous FOI events, Temple of Isis Ploeaphesia, and was the main contact for FOI representation at the Parliament of World Religions in Salt Lake City, 2015.

Kasey founded Isis of Utah by the dir3ection and charter of Olivia Robertson while in Salt Lake City in 2011. At this time, Olivia had the Goddess Uta Ha appear to her. Olivia then consecrated Kasey shortly after aws Arch Druid in the Druid Clan of Dana in founding a new Grove facilitated by Kasey in honor of Isis and Uta Ha.


KIELANKHAMUN MILNER

Kielankhamun Milner is an ordained Priest Of Ma’at in the Temple of Isis, and has been an ordained Pagan Priest and Minister for more than 30 years. In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of an ArchDruid and Hierophant, Kiel is a Vitki, Shaman, and Healer. He is currently serving the Gods at the Temple Isis of the Stars and the Temple of Isis-Sekhmet in beautiful Dunsmuir, California. He is an honored companion of Isis, Goddess of Ten Thousand Names.









LINDA ILES

Linda Iles is an Archpriestess in the Temple of Isis and Fellowship of Isis, and has been fascinated with ancient myths and tales for as long as she can remember. A spiritual seeker since an early age, she experienced a 'spontaneous spiritual awakening' and subsequently was ordained as a Priestess within the Fellowship of Isis by FOI Co-Founder Olivia Robertson. Since 1999, she has written many articles and provided presentations on Goddess-related subjects and especially on how the divine feminine manifested in ancient Egypt. She is the author of BAST: Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt, and lives in Southern California with her husband, Jeff, and her cat, Anubis.




LOIS FLOOD

Lois Flood has been performing the exquisite dances of Isadora Duncan for over 25 years. Her interpretations are widely recognized for their dynamic, expressive and dramatic qualities. She i8s also acknowledged for her sensitive and profound musicality as she creates vi9sual music through movement. Her Duncan dance studies include the great exponents of this generation, Hortense Kooluris, Julia Levien, and Mignon Garland.

She has performed and taught master classes in New York, Paris, and San Francisco. Lois is well known in the Northern California area, where she performs lecture/dance programs at theaters, museums, and colleges. She grew up in NYC where she initially studied Ballet. She has spent many years teaching Duncan Dance to all ages and is the founder of Diablo Dance Theater.



MARILU ISHTAR

Marilu Ishtar comes from a family of dancers and musicians, and started dancing at a very young age. Her passion for dance has led her to explore different genres of dance through the years: Ballet, Classical Spanish Dane, Tahitian, Belly Dance, Tribal Fusion, Dark Fusion, Latin Dance, and Modern Dance. A member of Anandha Ray's Quimera Tribe and the Iseum of Quimera, she loves the richness of movement, the freedom, the grace, the power and physical expressiveness that dancing provides, b ut even mo9re the profound healing that takes place in the mind and soul of the dancer through the expression of the subconscious mind as every movement is imbued with emotionws, meaning, ritual, and magic. Her spiritual world has become totally intertwined with her dancing. She is captivated by the Sacred Feminine Essence and her dance is a natural extension of her journey with the Goddess. Marilu describes herself as a dancer, a mother, a sister to many and a daughter of the Divine Feminine. She dances to honor "SHE," to embody all aspects in shadow and light...in wholeness.

MARYLYN MOTHERBEAR SCOTT

Marylyn Motherbear Scott, fondly called the Poet Priestess, is a published author and Goddess-in-Chief of the Magickal Cauldron, a non-profit educational and spiritual organization. The Cauldron offers experiences of magical practice and deep initiation, priesthood training and ordination, conferences and workshop events; its motto: Personal Growth on the Ecstatic Edge. Motherbear, a Priestess in Her Own Rite, High Priestess of the Cauldron and of Eleusis, and the Magickal Cauldron Mystery School, ordained in the Fellowship of Isis, the Temple of Isis, the Temple of Ishtar, and is an Elder Priestess in the Church of All Worlds.

The Cauldron is currently offering its Initiation Cycle, the Living Mysteries of Eleusis. Motherbear has been a priestess of these initiation rites for over 25 years. The Magickal Cauldron has brought these Rites, based on the Greek Rites and the Cult of Demeter, into deep resonance with those of ancient Greece.

Motherbear is Founder of the widely-popular wisdom-sharing events, Goddess Gather and Two-as-One, God and Goddess Gather Together. She has presided at the Church of All World's Wheel-of-the-Year events, at Ancient Ways presentations, Pantheacon, Bear River Sabbats, the Convocations of Isis; and at a special event that included the profound teachings of Elizabeth Kelley, Janet Seaforth, Lady Loreon, Oberon Zell, and additional Cauldron Priesthood. Birthing the True Self; Birthing the New Aeon — A Labor of Love, was a 12 hour ritual, presented at Isis Oasis on Winter Solstice on 12-12-12. She was a featured ritualist and poet at the Mendocino Goddess Festival in 2012; and for 7 years, at Burning Man's Temple of Ishtar, Women's Temple, Earth Tribe, and at Sacred Spaces where she created the Temple of the Red Root.

Marylyn Motherbear Scott has been a featured poet in the East Bay and in diverse NoCA's venues. She is published in "Circle Round" (by Anne Hill and Starhawk); in Beyond Absence: A Treasury Of Poems, Quotations, And Readings On Death And Remembrance (by Edward Searl), in Home Cooking by Oberon and Morning Glory Zell, in Green Egg and in Coreopsis. She has a poetry chapbook, Love's Journey, and a short fiction Dragonslayer's Daughter. Featured in Daughters of Aquarius: Women of the Sixties Counterculture, author Gretchen Lemke-Santagelo says, Marylyn Motherbear Scott is “a woman whose contributions altered the landscape [by bringing] natural childbirth and mothering, New Age spiritual beliefs, eco-feminism, holistic health and sustainable agriculture into the national discourse.”



MAZIN MAHGOUB

Experiencing the deep sense of purpose, existential meaning, and recurring burnout of being an artist, teacher, healer and activist, Mazin's desire to embody balanced presence of his mentors lead him to explore holistic wellness and personal development to inform his contribution to his community, and grow as an individual.

Through experiencing the synergy or art, social justice, and holistic health, Mazin co-founded Holistic Underground, a community organization providing personal and professional development to leaders, creatives, and change-agents.

Gathering and sharing tools for development, Holistic Underground increases their capacity to change the world on the individual, organizational and community level. Mazin serves as a friend, teacher, coach, and consultant for formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals, nonprofit directors, and corporate executives, and strives to hold no preference.

Mazin brings the principles of Ma'at into his community work and everyday life. He studied Africana Studies at San Francisco State's College of Ethnic Studies, the first of its kind, where African People are centered in the telling of African History. In contrast to the majority of Egyptology which was studied in Mazin Jamal studied the history of Kemet in the Afrocentric lens, through the work of Egyptologists such as Cheikh Anta Diop and Theophile Obenga, who revolutionized the field where African/Black people have been historically marginalized. In his work around the history and philosphy of Kemet, he seeks bring Ma'at: balance and truth, to empower all to address and transcend the influences of white supremacy, male supremacy, and a culture of domination as they are present in the field, with compassion, supportiveness, and a big tablespoon of fun!

Mazin's heritage is from Sudan, where he has lived and visits annually, Common on his visits are visits to the ancient pyramids of Giza, Kush, and other sacred sites, learning and connecting with scholars and locals. Through meditation and prayer he gains inspiration to carry this work, and the legacy of his ancestry, forward. Learn more at Mazin's websites: Holistic Underground and Mazin Jamal.



MICHAEL STARSHEEN

Michael Starsheen is an ordained Archpriest in the Fellowship of Isis, and runs the Temple/Lyceum of Isis of the Stars in Dunsmuir, CA. He is the author of two books, Mythic Voices and Universal Alchemy, as well as study guides for the FOI mystery dramas. He teaches classes in the Tarot, astrology, Reiki, and other topics, and has written for a number of FOI magazines. He is currently working on a Ph.D. In Psychology. To learn more about Michael Starsheen, visit his Facebook page, or purchase his books here..





RAIN GRAVES

Rain Graves is an ordained High Priestess of Isis, Bast, and Sekhmet in the Temple of Isis and Fellowship of Isis. The title of High Priestess comes from Lady Loreon Vigne, and is not a formal designation in today's TOI. She was recognized as a Grand Dame Commander in the Grand Commander Union in the Fellowship of Isis, one third of the triad of the Archpriesthood Unions which concentrates on conservation. She is a tarot specialist and intuitive medium, with regular clients across the United States. Rain works out of the Temple of Isis at Isis Oasis in Geyserville, California and her Extension Program in Houston, Texas. Always on-call for specific rites, Temples, Iseums and Lyceums, she goes wherever called by the Goddess. In January of 2014, she founded the Iseum of the Awakened Ab in San Francisco, and is a Temple Guardian and in charge of Extended Community Outreach at Isis Oasis Sanctuary.

Using Quantum Magic principals and astrology, she builds and conducts sacred ritual and meaningful connections from human-to-Goddess or animal-to-Goddess, as an oracle for specific messages and direction, as well as dedication. She also creates metaphysically healing jewelry, which can be found on her Etsy site, MadeWithMagic aka IsisSekhmet Jewels and at festivals where she has a booth.Her call to Isis began very young, at the age of two, and she has spent a lifetime of learning, beginning with Christian, Jewish, and Catholic faiths, moving through her teens with volunteering at a Native American youth organization, and finally, becoming ordained to Isis in a final push from Lady Loreon Vigne, after a decade of in-depth work within the Egyptian Pantheon. For more information, visit her Lyseum website here.



SAMA MORNINGSTAR

Sama Morningstar is a Womb Priestess devoted to Bio-Mystical Embodiment, sensual expression as worship in the Body Temple of the Goddess. Through her work as a Massage Therapist, Yoga and Dance Therapy instructor, Herbalist, and Poet, she loves to help women and men activate their creativity, recover from trauma through somatic healing, and grow into their purpose in service and devotion to Mother Gaia. Let us dance together, integrating Goddess/Womb guidance into the eco-practicalities of life.

She is deeply influenced by the fierce mercies of Kali, the compassionate fire of Quan Yin, the revolutionary kindness of White Buffalo Calf Woman, the comforting flow of Yemaya, and the ethical guidance of Ma’at. She is the answer to her ancestors prayers and a devotee of the future priestesses that we are preparing the way for, who are reaching back through time and guiding us as well.

Sama is a healing instrument of Gaia, an ingredient of the medicine she is mixing up, the balm for her scars, the elixir of renewal and change that we are all hungering for.

She is a Priestess of Presence, flowing with the Waterfall of Words, sharing mud between the toes with you as we ignite fierce passion dedicated to embodying all our exiled parts. Inhaling, gathering, drawing us whole, breathing us home. Exhaling into rest, renewal, re-integration, restoration, revolution, and rebirth of ourselves and all humans on this precious Earth.

Sama Morningstar is honored to offer compassionate, nourishing support for your sovereign blossoming on this journey.


SAMANTHA GREY







SERENA TOXICAT

Serena Toxicat is a Priestess of Bast/Bastet, and founder of the Temple of Bast in Oakland, California, where Bast's mysteries are taught and experienced through regular ritual, inspiring moments, and healing circles for humans and felines alike. She is a Reiki Master, and Certified Life-Coach, and the creator of Manul-Fest, a benefit for the Pallas Cat Rescues, the first of which was held in 2013. She is an avid artist, writer, and channel for the Divine Feline. Visit the Temple of Bast Facebook page for more information.